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best of the garden route


£2000 p.p.

This is a suggested tour itinerary. Call and speak to one for our south-africa travel experts for a tailor made tour specific to your requirements on ++44 (0) 1273 921 001

Price includes

    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Transfers

Based on

  1. Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.

Tour description

This 8-night self-drive tour offers you the opportunity to travel and explore at your own leisure, from the city of Cape Town through the garden route from where you will fly back to Cape Town. On your journey, you will have time to whale watch in Hermanus before continuing your journey onto the seaside towns of Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay, beautifully surrounded by lush forests, clear lakes and great beaches. 

Days 1 - 3


5* Hermanus Harbour House Hotel, Hermanus

Bed & Breakfast

This morning, you will leave Cape Town and travel onto Hermanus. Enjoy whale watching in Hermanus from a boat or from the cliffs where panoramic ocean views abound. Spend the two days getting to know this quaint town, its vast natural beauty, amazing wine route and great eateries.

Days 3 - 5


4* Wilderness Views Boutique Hotel, Garden Route

Bed & Breakfast

After breakfast, continue onto Wilderness. This quaint town provides the perfect introduction to the exquisite coastal area known as the Garden Route. Running through the town, the Kaaimans River, provides the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts who will love the kayaking, hiking, abseiling and kloofing opportunities afforded here.

Days 5 - 7


4* The Lofts Hotel Knysna, Garden Route

Bed & Breakfast

Continue your journey towards Knysna. The famous Knysna Lagoon, with its bustling waterfront, offers a myriad of activities to enjoy. Spend your next days exploring this beautiful, stretch of the Garden Route on your bicycle or by foot or on the water with a kayak or stand up paddleboard. You can also enjoy a whale watching trip or sunset cruise out through the Knysna heads.

Days 7 - 9

Enroute to Eastern Cape

5* Plettenberg Bay The Old Rectory, Garden Route

After breakfast, depart Knysna and head towards Plettenberg Bay, your final stop on the beautiful Garden Route. Visit one of the animal and birdlife sanctuaries in the area or enjoy a ziplining adventure through Tsitsikamma National Park. The beaches around Plettenberg Bay are simply stunning and you will find it a struggle to tear yourself away from these long stretches of unspoilt beauty. 

After your last two nights in Plett you will enjoy an internal flight back to Cape Town or Johannesburg.

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